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March 12, 2014 Simplifies the Task of Choosing a SIP Provider

By Mini Swamy
SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Choosing VoIP services with SIP capabilities can be a frustrating experience as the market is flooded with providers offering users the choicest of wares, bundled with the most attractive options. Comparing features and prices of the various providers is exhausting; however, experts from have made this task easier by listing the top five best SIP Providers of 2014 ‘as ranked by’

SIP (Session Internet Protocol) brings together communication in the form of texts, instant messaging, chats, conferencing, and other additional services, and is considered to be an important and inherent part of VoIP services.

Any service should be easy to use and deploy and should be affordable. Although offers unlimited inbound calling to the customer’s inbound IP-PBX system and has some of the lowest international rates, its monthly rates are high - beginning at $55.00 per month as  compared to Ring Central’s $24.99 per month with instant activation of SIP service and no contracts or set up fees. Nextiva gives Ring Central customers a run for their money with metered plans beginning at $14.95 per month and unmetered plans begin at $24.95; both packages require no contracts or set up fees.

In contrast, Vonage offers pay-per-minute plans that do not limit the number of incoming or outgoing calls that can be made simultaneously, while 8x8 has a SIP providing service that can help clients save on their local, long distance and international calling.

RingCentral caters to businesses of all sizes, while Vonage offers a SIP service that connects to nearly every IP PBX provider and which can be used in either a business or residential setting. 8x8 offers SIP services that work with almost every high speed internet connection. Nextiva, which allows clients to keep their existing PBX networks to take advantage of cloud based communications, offers HD quality calling and excellent support services. Vonage boasts a quick and knowledgeable and highly responsive customer service team that can be reached via its website or on the phone.

Depending on whether they already have a PBX and how much they are willing to spend, they can easily hone in on their VoIP provider of choice.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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